October Holidays

Halloween Pup

Halloween, is one of the most beloved October Holidays for kids, and  even the adults. Heck...even the animals get into dressing up and entering costume contests! 

The fall colors are beautiful this time of year, and there are lots of fun fall harvest festivals to attend.

From Halloween, on through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, the time gets lumped together and called "The Holidays". Some stores even bring out the Christmas goods right after Halloween!

Below you will find our listing of October Holidays and Observances that fall in the month of October.  

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked below.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, we'll include the year as well as the date rule below. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
  3. Individual Daily Holiday pages for October, hopefully will be completed before October 2021.
  4. If we have made an error, have any incorrect dates, or have left off any Holidays, Observances, or Awareness Days etc, please let us know! Contact Us!

Annual Holidays and Observances
United Nations International Years

Each year, the United Nations chooses a few different topics, or themes that they want all the Countries around the World to focus on. 

In 2024, these are:

  • International Year of Camelids

In 2022, these are:

  • International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture

In 2021, these are:

  • International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development
  • International Year of Fruits and Vegetables
  • International Year of Peach and Trust

In 2020, these are:

  • International Year of Plant Health
  • International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

In 2019, these are:

  • International Year of Indigenous Languages
  • International Year of Moderation
  • International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements 

In 2017, these are:

  • International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

In 2016, these are:

  • International Year of Pulses

In 2015, these are:

  • International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies
  • International Year of Soils

In 2014, these are:

  • International Year of Crystallography
  • International Year of Family Farming
  • International Year of Small Island Developing States
  • International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

In 2013, these are:

  • International Year of Quinoa
  • International Year of Water Cooperation

In 2012, these are:

  • International Year of Cooperatives
  • International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.


Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • Adopt a Dog Month
  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • Agent Orange Awareness Month
  • American Cheese Month
  • American Magazine Month
  • American Pharmacists Month
  • Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month
  • Bat Appreciation Month
  • Black Cat Awareness Month
  • Black Speculative Fiction Month
  • Blindness Awareness Month
  • Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
  • Campaign for Healthier Babies Month
  • Car Care Month
  • Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • Celiac Sprue Awareness Month
  • Child Health Month
  • Children's Magazine Month
  • Christmas Seal Campaign
  • Church Library Month
  • Church Safety and Security Month
  • Class Reunion Month
  • Clergy Appreciation Month (Also Known as Pastor Appreciation Month)
  • Computer Learning Month
  • Consumer Information Month
  • Contact Lens Safety Month
  • Cookbook Month
  • Co-op Awareness Month
  • Country Music Month
  • Cut Out Dissection Month
  • Diversity Awareness Month
  • Dollhouse & Miniatures Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Dwarfism Awareness Month 
  • Dysautonomia Awareness Month
  • Dyslexia Awareness Month
  • Eat Better, Eat Together Month
  • Eat Country Ham Month
  • Eczema Awareness Month
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
  • Emotional Wellness Month
  • Employee Ownership Month
  • Energy Awareness Month
  • Energy Management is a Family Affair - Improve Your Home Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Fair Trade Month
  • Fall Car Care Month
  • Family Health Month
  • Family History Month
  • Feral Hog Month or Hog Out Month
  • Financial Planning Month
  • Fire Prevention Month
  • Gay and Lesbian History Month
  • German-American Heritage Month
  • Global ADHD Awareness Month
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • Go Hog Wild-Eat Country Ham Month
  • Go Nuts Over Texas Peanuts Month
  • Gourmet Adventures Month
  • Halloween Safety Month
  • Head Start Awareness Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Healthy Lung Month
  • Home Eye Safety Month
  • Hunger Awareness Month
  • I'm Just Me Because Month
  • International Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • International Starman Month
  • International Strategic Planning Month
  • International Walk to School Month
  • Italian-American Heritage Month
  • Learn to Bowl Month
  • LGBT History Month
  • Long-Term Care Planning Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
  • Mental Illness Awareness Month
  • Month of Free Thought
  • National Aesthetician Month
  • National AIDS Awareness Month
  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • National Apple Month
  • National Applejack Month
  • National Arts and Humanities Month
  • National Audiology Awareness Month
  • National Bake and Decorate Month
  • National Book Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
  • National Caramel Month
  • National Chili Month
  • National Chiropractic Health Month
  • National Cookie Month
  • National Crime Prevention Month
  • National Critical Illness Awareness Month
  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Depression Education and Awareness Month
  • National Dessert Month
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Dropout Prevention Month
  • National Energy Action Month
  • National Ergonomics Month
  • National Family Sexuality Education Month - Let's Talk
  • National Farm to School Month
  • National Field Trip Month
  • National Gain the Inside Advantage Month
  • National Go on a Field Trip Month
  • National Kitchen and Bath Month
  • National Learning and Development Month
  • National Liver Awareness Month
  • National Medical Librarians Month
  • National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month
  • National Orthodontic Health Month
  • National Pasta Month
  • National Pet CBD Month
  • National Pet Wellness Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • National Pickled Peppers Month
  • National Pit Bull Awareness Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Popcorn Month
  • National Popcorn Poppin' Month
  • National Pork Month
  • National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
  • National Pretzel Month
  • National Protect Your Hearing Month
  • National Reading Group Month
  • National Roller Skating Month
  • National RSV Awareness Month
  • National Sarcastic Awareness Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • National Sensory Awareness Month
  • National Service Dog Month
  • National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
  • National Spinning & Weaving Month
  • National Stamp Collecting Month
  • National Stop Bullying Month
  • National Substance Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month
  • National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Toilet Tank Repair Month
  • National Window Covering Safety Month
  • National Work and Family Month
  • Organize Your Medical Information Month
  • Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month
  • Pear and Pineapple Month
  • Persimmons Month
  • Photographer Appreciation Month
  • Polish-American Heritage Month
  • Positive Attitude Month
  • Quality Month
  • Raptor Month
  • Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Rhizomes Month
  • Rhubarb Month
  • Right Brainers Rule Month
  • Sausage Month
  • Self-Promotion Month
  • Sexuality Education Month
  • SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month 
  • Spina Bifida Prevention Month
  • Spinach Lovers Month
  • Spinal Health Month
  • Squirrel Awareness and Appreciation Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Month
  • Tackling Hunger Month
  • Talk about Prescriptions Month
  • UNICEF Month
  • Vegetarian Awareness Month
  • Vegetarian Month
  • Wishbones for Pets Month - October 15 - November 30
  • Women Walking in Their Own Shoes Month
  • Workplace Politics Awareness Month
  • World Animal Month
  • World Blindness Awareness Month
  • World Menopause Month
  • Workplace Politics Awareness Month
  • Youth Against Tobacco Month


Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • 4-H Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week in October)
  • Ace Week (Formerly Asexuality Week) - October 24-30, 2021 
  • Active Aging Week - October 4-10, 2021 (Last Full Week of September, or the first week of October to coincide with the International Day of Older Persons on October 1)
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 2-10, 2021
  • American Beer Week - Second week of October
  • American Massage Therapy Week - October 24-30, 2021
  • Banned Books Week - September 26 - October 2, 2021
  • Bone and Joint Health Action Week - October 12-20
  • Bullying Bystanders Unite Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week of October)
  • Cephalopod Awareness Days - October 8-12
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Week - Fourth week of October
  • Choose to be G.R.E.A.T Week - October 11-15, 2021
  • Cricket World Cup - October 1 - November 14, 2021
  • Customer Service Week - October 4-8, 2021 (First Mon-Fri Week in October) 
  • Death Penalty Focus Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week with October 10th in it)
  • Disarmament Week - October 24-30
  • Drink Local Wine Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week in October)
  • Drive Safely Work Week - October 4-8, 2021 (Monday - Friday of First Full Week in October)
  • Earth Science Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week in October)
  • Emergency Nurses Week - October 10-16, 2021
  • Fall Astronomy Week - October 4-10, 2021 
  • Financial Planning Week - October 4-8, 2021 (First Mon-Sun Week in October)
  • Fire Prevention Week - October 3-9, 2021 (Second Week of October)
  • Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week - October 17-24
  • Freedom From Bullies Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week in October)
  • Freedom of Speech Week - October 18-24, 2021 (Third Week in October)
  • Get Organized Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • Getting the World to Beat a Path to Your Door Week - October 3-9, 2021
  • Give Wildlife a Brake Week - October 24-30, 2021 (Last Week in October)
  • Great American Beer Festival - September 17 - October 17, 2021
  • Great Books Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • Health Information and Technology Week - October 19-23, 2020 (2021 TBA)
  • Hepatitis Awareness Week - Third Week of October
  • Home Based Business Week - Second Week of October
  • Improve Your Home Office Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of October)
  • Infection Control Week - Third week of October
  • International Credit Union Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Week of International Credit Union Day)
  • International Dyslexia Association Reading Week - October 20-23, 2021
  • International Infection Prevention Week - October 18-24, 2021
  • International Magic Week - October 25-31
  • International Post Card Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week in October)
  • International Sand Sculpting Championship - September 24 - October 3, 2021
  • International Week of the Deaf - September 26 - October 2, 2021 (Week that has the last Sunday in September in it)
  • Kids Care Week - October 24-30, 2021
  • Kid's Goal Setting Week - October  3-9, 2021 (First Full Week in October)
  • Malnutrition Awareness Week - October 4-8, 2021
  • Mawlid Al Nabi - Evening of October 18 - Evening of October 19, 2021
  • Mediation Week - October 18-24, 2021 (Third Week in October)
  • Medical Assistants Recognition Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week in October)
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • Milad Un Nabi - Evening of October 18 - Evening of October 19, 2021
  • Mystery Series Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Bulk Foods Week - Third Week of October
  • National Business Women's Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Carry a Tune Week - October 3-9, 2021
  • National Case Management Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Character Counts Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Chemistry Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Chestnut Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Chili Week - First Week of October
  • National Chimney Safety Week - September 26 - October 2, 2021 (Week before Fire Prevention Week)
  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week - October 17-23, 2021 
  • National Consumers Week - Fourth Week of October
  • National Dog Week - September 26 - October 2, 2021 (Last Week of September)
  • National Drive Electric Week - September 25 - October 3, 2021
  • National Fall Foliage Week - September 26 - October 2, 2021 (Begins on the Last Sunday in September)
  • National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend - October 2-3, 2021
  • National Food Bank Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week that has Oct. 16th in it - World Food Day)
  • National Forest Products Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Week that starts on the Third Sunday in October)
  • National Friends of Libraries Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Health Education Week - October 18-22, 2021 (Third M-F week of October)
  • National Healthcare Food Service Workers Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Week in October) 
  • National Healthcare Quality Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Healthcare Resource & Materials Management Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Healthcare Supply Chain Week - October 3-9, 2021
  • National Heimlich Heroes Week - October 4-8, 2021 (First Full M-F Week in October)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2021 - October 15, 2021 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
  • National Home-based Business Week - First Week of October
  • National Human Service Awareness Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Keep Kids Creative Week - September 26 - October 2, 2021
  • National Kraut Sandwich Week - Third Week of October
  • National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week - October 24-30, 2021 (Last Week in October)
  • National Massage Therapy Awareness Week - October 24-30, 2021 (Last Full Week in October)
  • National Medical Assistants Recognition Week - October 17-23, 2021
  • National Metric Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week that has Oct. 10th in it)
  • National Midwifery Week - October 3-9, 2021  (Sunday to Saturday During the First Full Week of October)
  • National Newspaper Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Nuclear Science Week - October 18-22, 2021
  • National Pharmacy Week  - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week in October)
  • National Physician Assistants Week - October 6-12
  • National Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31 (Last 9 days of October)
  • National Respiratory Care Week - October 24-30, 2021 (Last Full Week of October)
  • National Save For Retirement Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National School Bus Safety Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National School Lunch Week - October 11-15, 2021 (Starts on Second Monday in October) 
  • National School Yearbook Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Storytelling Weekend - October 1-3, 2021 (First Full Weekend in October)
  • National Teen Driver Safety Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week in October)
  • National Veterinary Technician Week - October 10-16, 2021
  • National Walk Your Dog Week - October 1-7 (First Week of October)
  • National Wolf Awareness Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Week of October from Sunday - Saturday)
  • National Work From Home Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week in October)
  • Navratri - October 7-15, 2021 (Hindu Holiday)
  • No Salt Week - October 3-10
  • North American International Auto Show (Detroit) - September 24 - October 9, 2021
  • Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • Nuclear Science Week - October 18-22, 2021 (Third M-F Week in October)
  • Oktoberfest - September 18, 2021 - October 3, 2021 Beer Festival in Munich, Germany. This festival is now held all over the World. Also, check out our Holidays in Germany page!
  • Pastoral Care Week - October 24-30, 2021 (Last Full Week in October)
  • Pediatric Nurses Week - October 4-8, 2021
  • Pet Peeve Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of October)
  • Pickled Peppers Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week - October 24-31
  • Primary Care Physicians Week - October 4-8, 2021
  • Pro Bono Week - October 24-30, 2021
  • Prophet's Birthday - Evening of October 18 to Evening of October 19, 2021
  • Public Power Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • Rabi '-al-Awwal - October 7, 2021 - November 5, 2021
  • Remember to Register to Vote Week - September 26 - October 2, 2021
  • Respiratory Care Week - October 24-30, 2021 (Last Week of October)
  • Rodent Awareness Week - October 17-23, 2021
  • School Lunch Week - October 11-15, 2021 (Second M-F Week of October)
  • Sea Otter Awareness Week - September 26 - October 2, 2021 (Last Week of September)
  • Sherlock Holmes Weekend - October 29-31, 2021
  • Skin Care Awareness Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • Spinning & Weaving Week - October 4-11, 2021 (First Full Week Mon-Sun in October) 
  • Spiritual Care Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week in October)
  • Take Your Medicine Americans Week - October 10-17
  • Teen Read Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week of Columbus Day)
  • Teller Appreciation Week - October 4-8, 2021 (Five Days Starting First Monday in October)
  • Trichotillomania, Skin Picking & Related BFRB Awareness Week - October 1-7
  • Universal Children's Week - October 1-7
  • Veterinary Technicians Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Week in October)
  • Walk a Child to School Week - First full week of October
  • Winter Weather Preparedness Week - October 20 - November 9 (Dates Vary by State)
  • World Dairy Expo - September 28 - October 2, 2021 (Held in Madison, WI)
  • World Hearing Aid Awareness Week - September 26 - October 2, 2021 (Last Week in September)
  • World Origami Days - October 24 - November 11
  • World Rainforest Week - October 11-16, 2021
  • World Series - October 19 - October 27, 2021
  • World Space Week - October 4-10
  • Youth Protection Week (Kiwanis) - October 11-15, 2021
  • YWCA Week Without Violence - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Week in October) 


Daily Holidays and Observances

  • CD Player Day - October 1
  • Homemade Cookies Day - October 1
  • International Coffee Day - October 1 (Celebrated on September 29 in the United States)
  • International Day of Older Persons - October 1
  • International Music Day - October 1
  • International Raccoon Appreciation Day - October 1
  • Kid's Music Day - October 1, 2021 (First Friday in October)
  • Lee's National Denim Day - October 1, 2021 (First Friday in October)
  • Less than Perfect Day - October 1
  • Lincolnshire Day - October 1
  • Model T Day - October 1
  • National Black Dog Day - October 1
  • National Body Language Day - October 1, 2021 (First Friday in October)
  • National Book It Day - October 1
  • National Diversity Day - October 1, 2021 (First Friday in October)
  • National Fire Pup Day - October 1
  • National Hair Day - October 1
  • National Lace Day - October 1
  • National Manufacturing Day - October 1, 2021 (First Friday in October)
  • National Walk Your Dog Day - October 1
  • Plaidurday - October 1, 2021 (First Friday in October)
  • Pudding Season Begins - October 1
  • Vegan Baking Day - October 1
  • Willy Wonka Day - October 1
  • World Ballet Day - October 1
  • World Smile Day - October 1, 2021 (First Friday in October)
  • World Vegetarian Day - October 1
  • Bed & Breakfast Inn Mascot Day - October 2, 2021 (First Saturday in October)
  • Cephalopod Awareness Day - October 2, 2021 (First Saturday in October)
  • Digital Scrapbooking Day - October 2, 2021 (First Saturday in October)
  • Frugal Fun Day - October 2, 2021 (First Saturday in October)
  • Guardian Angels Day - October 2
  • Inter-American Water Day - October 2, 2021 (First Saturday in October)
  • International Day of Non-Violence - October 2
  • National Custodial Workers Day - October 2
  • National Fried Scallops Day - October 2
  • National Name Your Car Day - October 2
  • National Play Outside Day - October 2, 2021 (First Saturday of EVERY Month)
  • National Research Maniacs Food Day - October 2
  • Peanuts Day (Snoopy Cartoon) - October 2
  • Phileas Fogg Wager Day - October 2
  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Day - October 2, 2021
  • Woofstock - October 2, 2021 (First Saturday in October)
  • World Card Making Day - October 2, 2021 (First Saturday in October)
  • World Farm Animals Day - October 2
  • World No Alcohol Day - October 2
  • Butterfly and Hummingbird Day - October 3
  • Change a Light Day - October 3, 2021 (First Sunday in October)
  • Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day - October 3, 2021 (First Sunday in October)
  • Global Smoothie Day - October 3
  • Intergeneration Day - October 3, 2021 (First Sunday in October)
  • International African Diaspora Day - October 3, 2021 (First Sunday in October)
  • International Blessings of the Fishing Fleet Day - October 3, 2021 (First Sunday)
  • Look at the Leaves Day! - October 3
  • Mean Girls Appreciation Day - October 3
  • National Boyfriend Day - October 3
  • National Caramel Custard Day - October 3
  • National Family TV Show Day - October 3
  • National G.O.E. (Growth, Overcome, Empower) Day - October 3, 2021
  • National Pickle Day - October 3, 2021 (First Sunday in October)
  • Techie's Day - October 3
  • Virus Appreciation Day - October 3
  • World Communion Day - October 3, 2021 (First Sunday in October)
  • World Temperance Day - October 3
  • Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day - October 4 (Also known as Feast of St. Francis of Assisi)
  • Blue Shirt Day World Day of Bullying Prevention - October 4, 2021 (First Monday in October)
  • Child Health Day - October 4, 2021 (First Monday in October)
  • Day of Unity - October 4, 2021 (First Monday in October)
  • Dick Tracy Day - October 4
  • eDay - October 4
  • Feast of St. Francis of Assisi - October 4
  • Improve Your Office Day - October 4
  • International Toot Your Flute Day - October 4
  • Kanelbullens Dag (Cinnamon Bun Day) - October 4
  • National Consignment Day - October 4, 2021 (First Monday in October)
  • National Golf Day - October 4
  • National Ship in a Bottle Day - October 4
  • National Taco Day - October 4
  • National Vodka Day - October 4
  • Odd Socks Day - October 9, 2020 (In Australia) (2021 TBA)
  • St. Francis of Assisi's Feast Day - October 4
  • Supreme Court Opening Day - October 4, 2021 (First Monday in October
  • Ten-Four Day - October 4
  • World Animal Day - October 4
  • World Day of Architecture - October 4, 2021 (First Monday in October)
  • World Day of Bullying Prevention / Blue Shirt Day - October 4, 2021 (First Monday in October)
  • World Habitat Day - October 4, 2021 (First Monday in October)
  • World Pet's Day - October 4 
  • Chic Spy Day - October 5
  • Do Something Nice Day - October 5
  • Get Funky Day - October 5
  • Global James Bond Day - October 5
  • International Day of No Prostitution - October 5
  • National Apple Betty Day - October 5
  • National Fruit at Work Day - October 5, 2021 (First Tuesday in October)
  • National Kiss a Wrestler Day - October 5
  • National Storytelling Day - October 5
  • World Teacher's Day - October 5
  • American Libraries Day - October 6
  • Balloons Around The World Day - October 6, 2021 (First Wednesday in October)
  • Coffee With A Cop Day - October 6, 2021 (First Wednesday in October)
  • Come and Take it Day - October 6
  • Ecological Debt Day - October 6
  • Garlic Lover's Day - October 6
  • International Walk to School Day - October 6, 2021 (First Wednesday in October)
  • Jackie Mayer Rehab Day - October 6
  • Mad Hatter Day - October 6
  • National Badger Day - October 6
  • National Coaches Day - October 6
  • National German-American Day - October 6
  • National Kale Day - October 6, 2021 (First Wednesday in October)
  • National Noodle Day - October 6
  • National Physician's Assistant Day - October 6
  • National Plus Size Appreciation Day - October 6
  • National Pumpkin Seed Day - October 6, 2021 (First Wednesday in October)
  • Random Acts of Poetry Day - October 6, 2021
  • Walk to School Day - October 6, 2021 (First Wednesday in October)
  • World Cerebral Palsy Day - October 6
  • Bathtub Day - October 7
  • Bring Your Bible to School Day - October 7, 2021
  • LED Light Day - October 7
  • National Depression Screening Day - October 7, 2021 (Thursday of Mental Illness Awareness Week)
  • National Flower Day - October 7
  • National Forgiveness Day - October 7
  • National Frappe Day - October 7
  • National Inner Beauty Day - October 7
  • National Personal Safety Day - October 7
  • National Poetry Day (UK) - October 7, 2021 (First Thursday in October)
  • Team Margot Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Registration Day - October 7
  • You Matter to Me Day - October 7
  • Alvin C. York Day - October 8
  • American Touch Tag Day - October 8
  • International Lesbian Day - October 8
  • National Children's Day - October 8
  • National Family Bowling Day - October 8, 2021 (Second Friday of October)
  • National Fluffernutter Day - October 8
  • National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day - October 8
  • National Pierogi Day - October 8
  • National Salmon Day - October 8
  • Vet Nurse Day - October 8, 2021 (Second Friday in October)
  • World Egg Day - October 8, 2021 (Second Friday of October)
  • World Octopus Day - October 8
  • Astronomy Day - Fall - October 9, 2021
  • Curious Events Day - October 9
  • Fire Prevention Day - October 9
  • I Love Yarn Day - October 9, 2021 (Second Saturday in October)
  • International African Penguin Awareness Day - October 9, 2021 (Second Saturday in October)
  • International Beer and Pizza Day - October 9
  • International Newspaper Carrier Day - October 9, 2021 (Saturday of the First Full Week of October)
  • Leif Erikson Day - October 9
  • Moldy Cheese Day - October 9
  • National Chess Day - October 9, 2021 (Second Saturday in October) and October 13
  • National Costume Swap Day - October 9, 2021 (Second Saturday in October)
  • National Curves Day - October 9, 2021 (Second Saturday in October)
  • National Kids Bowl Free Day - October 9, 2021 (Second Saturday in October)
  • National Motorcycle Ride Day - October 9, 2021 (Second Saturday in October)
  • National Nanotechnology Day - October 9, 2021 (on or around October 9)
  • National Pro-Life Cupcake Day - October 9
  • National Sneakers Day - October 9
  • Nautilus Night (Cephalopods) - October 9
  • Scrubs Day - October 9
  • Submarine Hoagie Hero Grinder Day - October 9
  • Universal Music Day - October 9, 2021 (Second Saturday in October)
  • World Migratory Bird Day - October 9, 2021 (Second Saturday in October)
  • World Post Day - October 9
  • Bonza Bottler Day - October 10
  • Clergy (or Pastor) Appreciation Day - October 10, 2021 (Second Sunday in October
  • Father-Daughter Day - October 10, 2021 (Second Sunday in October)
  • Hug a Drummer Day - October 10
  • International Stage Management Day - October 10
  • Motorsports Memorial Day - October 10
  • National Angel Food Cake Day - October 10
  • National Cake Decorating Day - October 10
  • National Handbag Day - October 10
  • National Hug a Kevin Day - October 10
  • National Love Your Hair Day - October 10
  • National Metric Day - October 10
  • National Shift 10 Day - October 10
  • National Tuxedo Day - October 10
  • Naval Academy Day - October 10
  • Powers of Ten Day - October 10
  • Squid & Cuttlefish Day - October 10
  • World Day Against the Death Penalty - October 10
  • World Homeless Day - October 10
  • World Hospice and Palliative Care Day - October 10
  • World Mental Health Day - October 10
  • World Porridge Day - October 10
  • Columbus Day - October 11, 2021 (Second Monday in October)
  • General Pulaski Memorial Day - October 11
  • Indigenous People's Day - October 11, 2021 (State Holiday in some U.S. States)
  • International Day of the Girl Child - October 11
  • Kimberly Day - October 11
  • Myths & Legends Day For All Fantasy Movie, Books, and Legends Cephalopods - October 11
  • National Coming Out Day - October 11
  • National Food Truck Day - October 11
  • National It's My Party Day - October 11
  • National Kick Butt Day - October 11, 2021 (Second Monday in October)
  • National Online Banking Day - October 11, 2021 (Second Monday in October)
  • National Sausage Pizza Day - October 11
  • Native American Day's (South Dakota) - October 11, 2021 (Second Monday in October)
  • Southern Food Heritage Day - October 11
  • World Obesity Day - October 11
  • "You Go Girl" Day - October 11
  • Ada Lovelace Day - October 12, 2021 (Second Tuesday of October)
  • Cookbook Launch Day - October 12
  • Day of the Six Billion - October 12
  • Drink Local Wine Day - October 12
  • Free Thought Day - October 12
  • Headspace Day (Australia) - October 12, 2021 (Second Tuesday in October)
  • International Moment of Frustration Scream Day - October 12
  • National Farmers Day - October 12
  • National Gumbo Day - October 12
  • National Savings Day - October 12
  • Old Farmers Day - October 12
  • Own Business Day - October 12, 2021 (Second Tuesday in October)
  • Pulled Pork Day - October 12
  • Spanish Language Day - October 12
  • World Arthritis Day - October 12
  • World Child Development Day - October 12, 2021 (Second Tuesday in October)
  • Bullying Prevention Day - October 13, 2021 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • Emergency Nurses Day - October 13, 2021 (Wednesday of Emergency Nurses Week)
  • English Language Day - October 13
  • Good Samaritan Day - October 13
  • International Day for Disaster Reduction - October 13
  • International Day for Failure - October 13
  • International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction - October 13, 2021 (Second Wednesday of October)
  • International Plain Language Day - October 13
  • International Suit Up Day - October 13
  • International Top Spinning Day - October 13, 2021 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work & School Day - October 13, 2021 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • National Chess Day - October 13 and October 9, 2021 (Second Saturday in October)
  • National Fossil Day - October 13, 2021 (Wednesday of Earth Science Week)
  • National M & M Day - October 13
  • National Metastatic Breast Cancer Day - October 13
  • National No Bra Day - October 13 (In honor of Breast Cancer)
  • National Pet Obesity Awareness Day - October 13, 2021 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day - October 13, 2021 (Wednesday of Second Full Week in October)
  • National Train Your Brain Day - October 13
  • National Yorkshire Pudding Day - October 13
  • Silly Sayings Day - October 13
  • Stem Cell Awareness Day - October 13, 2021 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • Stop America's Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Today - October 13, 2021 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • Stop Bullying Day - October 13, 2021 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • Treat Yo' Self Day - October 13
  • US Navy Birthday (USN) - October 13
  • World Thrombosis Day - October 13
  • Be Bald and Be Free Day - October 14
  • National Chocolate Covered Insects Day - October 14
  • National Dessert Day - October 14, 2021 (Second Thursday in October) 
  • National FRUMP Day - October 14 (FRUMP = Frugal, Responsible, Unpretentious, Mature Persons Day)
  • National lowercase Day - October 14
  • Spider-Man Day - October 14
  • World Sight Day - October 14, 2021 (Second Thursday in October)
  • World Standards Day - October 14
  • Blind Americans Equality Day - October 15
  • Breast Health Day - October 15
  • Dussehra - October 15, 2021
  • Global Champagne Day - October 15, 2021 (Third Friday in October)
  • Global Handwashing Day - October 15
  • I Love Lucy Day - October 15
  • International Day of Rural Women - October 15
  • Mammography Day - October 15, 2021 (Third Friday in October)
  • My Mom is a Student Day - October 15
  • National Aesthetician Day - October 15
  • National Boss Day - October 15, 2021 (October 16 annually except if it falls on a weekend, then nearest weekday)
  • National Cheese Curd Day - October 15
  • National Chicken Cacciatore Day - October 15
  • National Grouch Day - October 15
  • National Latino AIDS Awareness Day - October 15
  • National Mushroom Day - October 15
  • National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day - October 15
  • National Pug Day - October 15
  • National Roast Pheasant Day - October 15
  • Sewing Lovers Day - October 15
  • White Cane Safety Day - October 15
  • World Student Day - October 15, 2021 (Third Friday in October)
  • Bridge Day - October 16, 2021 (Third Saturday in October)
  • Department Store Day - October 16
  • Dictionary Day - October 16
  • Global Cat Day - October 16 (also known as National Feral Cat Day)
  • International Independent Video Store Day - October 16, 2021 (Third Saturday in October)
  • International Repair Day - October 16, 2021 (Third Saturday in October)
  • National Cut Up Your Credit Card Day - October 16
  • National Dictionary Day - October 16
  • National Feral Cat Day - October 16 (Also known as Global Cat Day)
  • National Fetch Day - October 16, 2021 (Third Saturday in October)
  • National Learn a Word Day - October 16
  • National Liqueur Day - October 16
  • Steve Jobs Day - October 16
  • Sweetest Day - October 16, 2021 (Third Saturday in October)
  • World Anesthesia Day - October 16
  • World Food Day - October 16
  • World Spine Day - October 16
  • Black Poetry Day - October 17
  • Forgive an Ex Day - October 17
  • Four Prunes Day - October 17
  • International Cassette Store Day - October 17
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - October 17
  • Mulligan Day - October 17
  • National Edge Day - October 17
  • National Pasta Day - October 17
  • National Playing Card Collectors Day - October 17
  • National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day - October 17, 2021 (Third Sunday in October)
  • Pay Back a Friend Day - October 17
  • Spreadsheet Day - October 17
  • Wear Something Gaudy Day - October 17
  • World Toy Camera Day - October 17, 2021 (Third Sunday in October)
  • World Trauma Day - October 17
  • Alaska Day - October 18 
  • Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day - October 18
  • Hard Boiled Guy/Girl Day - October 18
  • International Adjust Your Chair Day - October 18, 2021 (Third Monday in October)
  • International Necktie Day - October 18
  • Lung Health Day - October 18, 2021 (Monday of Respiratory Care Week)
  • Meatloaf Appreciation Day - October 18
  • Multicultural Diversity Day - October 18, 2021 (Third Monday in October)
  • National Chocolate Cupcake Day - October 18
  • National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day - October 18, 2021 (Third Monday in October)
  • National No Beard Day - October 18
  • Newspaper Comic Strip Appreciation Day - October 18
  • World Menopause Day - October 18
  • Dress Like a Dork Day - October 19
  • Evaluate Your Life Day - October 19
  • Information Overload Day - October 19, 2021 (Third Tuesday in October)
  • International Gin and Tonic Day - October 19
  • LGBT Center Awareness Day - October 19
  • National Face Your Fears Day - October 19, 2021 (Third Tuesday in October)
  • National Pharmacy Technician Day - October 19, 2021 (Third Tuesday in October)
  • National Seafood Bisque Day - October 19
  • New Friends Day - October 19 (Also on July 19 and January 19)
  • Pay Back a Friend Day - October 19, 2021 (Third Tuesday in October)
  • Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity - October 19, 2021 (Third Tuesday in October)
  • Rainforest Day - October 19
  • World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day - October 19
  • BRA Day USA - October 20, 2021 (Third Wednesday in October) (BRA = Breast Reconstruction Awareness)
  • Community Media Day - October 20
  • Global Dignity Day - October 20, 2021 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • Hagfish Day - October 20, 2021 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • International Chef's Day - October 20
  • International Print Day - October 20, 2021 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • International Sloth Day - October 20
  • Love Your Body Day - October 20, 2021 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • Medical Assistants Recognition Day - October 20, 2021 (Wednesday of the Third Full Week in October)
  • Miss American Rose Day - October 20
  • National Brandied Fruit Day - October 20
  • National Call-In Day for Health Reform - October 20
  • National Day on Writing - October 20
  • National Suspenders Day - October 20
  • National Youth Conference Day - October 20
  • Office Chocolate Day - October 20
  • Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce - October 20, 2021 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • Thank Your Cleaner Day - October 20, 2021
  • The International Day of the Air Traffic Controller - October 20
  • Unity Day - October 20, 2021 (Third or Fourth Wednesday in October)
  • World Osteoporosis Day - October 20
  • World Statistics Day - October 20, 2020 (Celebrated every five years)
  • Apple Day - October 21
  • Babbling Day - October 21
  • Back to the Future Day - October 21
  • Caramel Apple Day - October 21
  • Celebration of the Mind Day - October 21
  • Check Your Meds Day - October 21
  • Conflict Resolution Day - October 21, 2021 (Third Thursday in October)
  • Count Your Buttons Day - October 21
  • Garbanzo Bean Day - October 21
  • Get Smart About Credit Day - October 21, 2021 (Third Thursday in October)
  • Get to Know Your Customer Day - October 21, 2021 (Third Thursday of the Start of Each Quarter, Jan/April/July/Oct)
  • Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day - October 21
  • International Credit Union Day - October 21, 2021 (Third Thursday in October)
  • International Day of the Nacho - October 21
  • International Shakeout Day - October 21, 2021 (Third Thursday in October)
  • Latina Women's Equal Pay Day - October 21, 2021
  • National Pets for Veterans Day - October 21
  • National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day - October 21 (See our Pumpkins Page!)
  • Reptile Awareness Day - October 21
  • Spirit Day - October 21, 2021 (Third Thursday in October)
  • Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day - October 21, 2021 (Thursday of Third Full Week in October)
  • CAPS Lock Day - October 22 (also on June 28)
  • Clean Up the Earth Day - October 22
  • Eat a Pretzel Day - October 22
  • International Stuttering Awareness Day - October 22
  • Kof Awareness Day - October 22
  • National Color Day - October 22
  • National Knee Day - October 22
  • National Make a Dogs Day - October 22
  • National Nut Day - October 22
  • National Pharmacy Buyer Day - October 22, 2021 (Friday of the Third Full Week in October)
  • Smart is Cool Day - October 22
  • Event Organizers Day - October 23
  • IPod Day - October 23
  • Kiwanis One Day - October 23, 2021 (Fourth Saturday in October)
  • Make a Difference Day - October 23, 2021 (4th Saturday in October)
  • National Boston Cream Pie Day - October 23
  • National Canning Day - October 23
  • National Croc Day - October 23
  • National Mole Day - October 23 (related to Chemistry)
  • National Pit Bull Awareness Day - October 23, 2021 (Fourth Saturday in October)
  • National Slap Your Irritating Co-Worker Day - October 23
  • Paralegal Day - October 23
  • Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day - October 23
  • TV Talk Show Host Day - October 23
  • 40 Hour Work Week Day - October 24
  • Black Thursday - October 24
  • Food Day - October 24
  • Good and Plenty Day - October 24
  • Mother-in-law Day - October 24, 2021 (Fourth Sunday in October)
  • National Bologna Day - October 24
  • National Crazy Day - October 24
  • Record Store Day - October 24 (Also on August 29 and September 26)
  • Recycle Your Mercury Thermostat Day - October 24
  • Reformation Sunday - October 24, 2021 (Sunday before Halloween)
  • Take Back Your Time Day - October 24
  • United Nations Day - October 24
  • World Development Information Day - October 24
  • World Polio Day - October 24
  • World Priest Day - October 24, 2021 (Fourth Sunday in October)
  • World Tripe Day - October 24
  • Accounting Day - October 25, 2021
  • Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day - October 25
  • International Artists Day - October 25
  • MDS World Awareness Day - October 25
  • National Cartoonists Against Crime Day - October 25
  • National Greasy Foods Day - October 25
  • National I Care About You Day - October 25
  • Punk For a Day Day - October 25
  • Sourest Day - October 25
  • St. Crispin's Day  - October 25
  • World Pasta Day - October 25
  • World Pizza Makers Day - October 25
  • Chicken Fried Steak Day - October 26
  • Day of the Deployed - October 26
  • Horseless Carriage Day - October 26
  • Howl at the Moon Night - October 26
  • Intersex Awareness Day - October 26
  • Mince Meat Pie Day - October 26
  • National Day of the Deployed - October 26
  • National Mule Day - October 26
  • Pumpkin Day - October 26 (See our Pumpkins Page!)
  • American Beer Day - October 27
  • Boxer Shorts Day - October 27
  • Cranky Co-workers Day - October 27
  • National Black Cat Day (U.K.) - October 27
  • National Mentoring Day (U.K.) - October 27
  • National Potato Day - October 27
  • Navy Day - October 27
  • Occupational Therapy Day - October 27
  • Sylvia Plath Day - October 27
  • World Day for Audiovisual Heritage - October 27
  • Champagne Day - October 28
  • International Animation Day - October 28
  • National Chocolate Day - October 28
  • Plush Animal Lovers Day - October 28
  • Separation of Church and State Day - October 28
  • St. Jude's Day - October 28
  • Statue of Liberty Dedication Day - October 28
  • Wild Foods Day - October 28
  • Frankenstein Friday - October 29, 2021 (Last Friday of October)
  • International Bandanna Day - October 29, 2021 (Last Friday in October)
  • International Internet Day - October 29
  • National Breadstix Day - October 29, 2021 (Last Friday in October)
  • National Cat Day - October 29
  • National Hermit Day - October 29
  • National Oatmeal Day - October 29
  • Nevada Day - October 29, 2021 (Last Friday in October)
  • World Lemar Day - October 29, 2021 (Last Friday in October)
  • World Psoriasis Day - October 29
  • World Stroke Day - October 29
  • Allantide - October 30, 2021 (Closest Saturday to Halloween)
  • Buy a Donut Day - October 30
  • Checklist Day - October 30
  • Create a Great Funeral Day - October 30
  • Devil's Night - October 30
  • Haunted Refrigerator Night - October 30
  • Hug a Sheep Day - October 30, 2021 (Last Saturday in October)
  • Mischief Night - October 30
  • National Candy Corn Day - October 30
  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - October 30, 2021 (Last Saturday in October)
  • National Publicist Day - October 30
  • National Text Your Ex Day - October 30
  • Pumpkin Bread Day - October 30
  • Speak Up For Service Day - October 30
  • Sugar Addiction Awareness Day - October 30
  • World Audio Drama Day - October 30
  • All Hallows Eve - October 31
  • Beggars' Night - October 31
  • Books For Treats Day - October 31
  • Carve a Pumpkin Day - October 31
  • Day of the Seven Billion - October 31
  • Girl Scout Founder's Day - October 31
  • Halloween - October 31
  • Magic Day - October 31
  • National Caramel Apple Day - October 31
  • National Doorbell Day - October 31
  • National Increase Your Psychic Powers Day - October 31
  • National Knock Knock Jokes Day - October 31
  • Reformation Day - October 31
  • Samhain - October 31 (Pagan)
  • Save a Friend Day - October 31
  • Sneak Some of the Candy Yourself Before the Kids Start Knocking Day - October 31
  • Trick or Treat for UNICEF Day - October 31
  • Visit a Cemetery Day - October 31, 2021 (Last Sunday in October)
  • World Cities Day - October 31
  • World Savings Day - October 31
  • XTERRA World Championships - October 31, 2021


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